Sunday, February 26, 2012

Speaking Softly

Walking softly,listening to soothing tones of the snow covering my world.

Being the first footprints in the snow is always so treasured for me. I have seen what others haven't seen. A first in the new world, set in an old world out on the prairie.










 Snow falls gently down
Kissing me on the cheek
Often it has slipped in during the night
Ever so softly and meek.

I like to be the first footprints
When the snow is just new.


















Friday, February 24, 2012

The Brenda Photo Challenge- Favorite Things







Those best things in life certainly can come in small packages. When my kids suggested getting a pet I hoped it wasn't one they wanted to give me as has happened in the past. I raised Boxers for years and took them to shows, so had that doggie love in my blood, but had been without a dog for a few years. I saw an ad for Lily and had the kennel send me a picture. I called back and said I would be there in an hour. It was love at first sight. I have her for the only love in my life outside of my two girls and two grandchildren. We have walked miles together and spent three years together in a variety of places.She is a mix of Yorkie and Maltese so very small, which is a plus especially cleaning up after her. LOL  Liking to travel I wasn't sure I wanted this responsibility, but now have a hard time imagining life without her.

To see more for this exciting challenge go to-  http://phototipsbyadummy.blogspot.com 
This was one of my earliest blog challenges so it is fun to continue sharing with a similar group and of course the lovely  Brenda. Join in on the fun, it is interesting how each of us have interpreted the theme.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Arrivals























 Lily got all her winter growth trimmed back, she catches a lot of snow on her paws and belly making her a tiny snowball at times.
A wave of geese flowed across the prairie, a progression to return to nesting grounds to the north. Hundreds of birds assembled in a following of various leaders forming different shaped V's. One long flight was followed by another group of ducks, another huge flock of Northern Shoveler. A few Snow geese intermixed with Canadians soon catch up with the flights ahead. Spring is just around the corner, and the migrations along the Missouri River are a sight to behold.Meadowlarks and Red- winged Blackbirds are some of the early arrivals along with the Robins The calls in the forest of Cardinals and Tufted Titmouse tell me they are ready to begin nesting . I have the weekend off and hope to stay very busy trying to see this symphony of pleasure to be seen out on the prairie.